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Wellbeing Activator - Eden ICC

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Penrith, Cumbria
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Working within GP practices and working closely with the wider ICC team, the Wellbeing Activator will work within the Wellbeing Service supporting the Senior Living Well coach, and Living Well Coaches, providing training, and devising, developing and implementing Wellbeing Groups for individuals who present with Long Term Conditions (LTCs), Frailty and psycho-social needs engaging them to set personalised goals to support self-management of LTCs and associated psycho-social difficulties. This post will also provide line management to the Senior Living Well Coach and group supervision for the Living Well Coaches.

Main duties of the job

Please see the attached job description/person spec for a comprehensive list of roles and responsibilities.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?

The essential criteria for this role includes the requirement to have a care certificate or the willingness and ability to undertake this. For further information, please see the additional information link which can be viewed under the read this before applying section.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • oDegree level qualification or equivalent, relevant demonstrable experience in a health care setting.
  • oCare Certificate, or the willingness to work towards this.


  • oFurther training in research methods.
  • oKnowledge of the Biopsychosocial models



  • oSome understanding of the relationship between psychology and health
  • oUnderstanding of outcome monitoring/ audits
  • oExperience of working with a diverse range of people (e.g. working with different professionals, organisations)


  • oPrevious experience of working with people in a group setting.
  • oExperience of work with people with psychological needs.
  • oExperience of relevant research and/or service evaluation



  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
  • Open, honest, trustworthy
  • Ability to be reflective about your practice
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with individuals
  • Ability to work well within a team and foster good working relationships


  • Further training in motivational interviewing, behaviour change models
  • Experience of receiving and offering supervision
  • Knowledge of NHS policies and guidelines

Skillls and Aptitudes


  • Experience of dealing with people, demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically, to instill confidence in people.
  • Have an empathetic approach and able to form strong and trusting relationships with individuals
  • Ability to coordinate and good organisation skills (which will ensure good support patients and their carers)
  • Working to strict deadlines (which will be needed to communicate quickly and effectively with all health and social care providers).
  • Ability to be self-motivating, energetic, creative, comfortable with uncertainty and working in a changing and developing environment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working partnerships (this will ensure good communication with GPs and practice staff, with acute and community health staff, social care staff, external agencies and service providers in order to provide the best support to patients).
  • Constructive, able to build upon positive rather than being critical
  • Ability to accept and use supervision appropriately and effectively
  • Ability to work flexibly and creatively, planning and problem solving to meet the individual needs of patients and their carers.
  • Ability to motivate people (which will be needed to motivate people to adopt a self-management approach to managing Long Term Conditions - including Frailty)
  • Ability to make judgements involving a range of facts, in situations which require analysis or comparison of a range of options.
  • Ability to report back to senior colleagues regarding observations / findings and any action taken.
  • Ensuring accuracy and demonstrating non-judgemental and objective work practice and consideration of patients and carers views.
  • Ability to work within data governance rules and guidelines, ensuring appropriate consents are obtained at all times.
  • Ability to Communicating with people and carers who may have varying degrees of communication difficulties (e.g. dementia, hearing impairment, etc.) to ensure that empathy, tact and sensitivity are always exercised.


  • An understanding of health and social care terminology.

Personal circumstances


  • Willingness and ability to travel independently across ICC footprint
  • Willingness to work flexibly (occasional earlier start or later finish as service requires)

Other requirements


  • Commitment to continuing personal and professional development

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Penrith Hospital

Penrith, Cumbria


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